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Sekisui Announces Expansion of Methyl Acetate Production Unit in Tarragona, Spain

Published on 2016-06-01. Author : SpecialChem

Sekisui Specialty Chemicals announces the start-up of a major capacity expansion of its high purity (99.5%) methyl acetate production unit in Tarragona, Spain, increasing its capability to serve customers with differentiated methyl acetate products

Sekisui Expands its Methyl Acetate Production Unit in Tarragona
Fig. 1: Sekisui Expands its Methyl Acetate Production Unit in Tarragona, Spain

The new low-cost operating unit is already delivering high quality product to customers, and has the potential to be easily expanded to meet market needs. High purity methyl acetate is used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, adhesives and fine chemicals.

Sekisui Specialty Chemicals produces Selvol, a line of high performance polyvinyl alcohol polymers and copolymers used in paper, adhesive, packaging, construction, personal care, and many other specialty formulations. Sekisui Specialty Chemicals is a subsidiary of the Sekisui Chemical Group, a multibillion dollar company that delivers a wide range of products and services to enrich people’s lives. The company is comprised of core businesses and technologies in housing, social infrastructure, and chemical solutions.

About Sekisui Specialty Chemicals


In June of 2009, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. acquired Celanese’s PVOH (polyvinyl alcohol) business, taking control of facilities in Calvert City, KY; Pasadena, TX; one unit within a complex in Tarragona, Spain; as well as resources in the company’s Houston Technology Center. The Celanese acquisition resulted in Sekisui Specialty Chemicals establishing entities in the United States, Europe, and Mexico. Through these three entities, Sekisui Specialty Chemicals endeavors to expand on new applications for PVOH products, delivering consistent quality and service to our customers worldwide.

Source: Sekisui Specialty Chemicals

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